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skersfan

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  1. I don't think geographic area is the answer. It is the kid you recruit. I was a Marine recruiter for 8 years, in the field. The Marine Corps success meter is not the number you put in the Marine Corps, it is the overall attrition rate. Meaning the number you put in that successfully completes basic training, MOS training and promotion record. Each Marine is tracked to their recruiter for four years. (This was a long time ago, so may be different now). Initially you are graded by enlistments, but promotions above E-6 your attrition rate played a much more important part. Me
  2. We end up with good kids, but I think overall we don't ever end up with the pick of the litter. We really never have. Some very good classes under Osborne, and what were considered good classes by Callahan. I have always asked the question in recruiting, do the stars reflect heart, dedication, loyalty and other traits needed to rebuild a program. The want to, not just the ability to. It does seem we lose the top kids rather easily after they once arrive. Not all but a large number. Maybe every program has this problem, but it doesn't seem like to me. I
  3. Quitters quit. Not worried about any of them.
  4. That is somewhat what I remember. Thought we got more than we deserved so to speak. I gave up hate after Viet Nam. I try to keep that word in check. Not a Iowa fan, never have been, even though I lived there for awhile. Nebraska fan, but I don't hate other teams. I want Nebraska to win every game, but getting older and somewhat getting used to not doing so, I accept where we are at. I think all of us tend to think that Nebraska is the only program that can improve, but almost every team improves from year to year. We look at others and don't give them credit for
  5. The question was to BRI. He lives there, has for a long time. I know they hated that we were so successful in the Big 8 and 12. Comments used to be we never played anyone but Oklahoma. Yada yada. Iowa may have been a road block for Nebraska, but not the other way around it seems by the record. Do most Iowan's feel that Nebraska is the main game of the year for them. Do Nebraska fans feel that way? That is a rival for me. Personally they never fit as a rival, Wisconsin did almost instantly. I never respected Iowa, really was not concerned about them until we got t
  6. BRI, Does Iowa consider Nebraska a rival. I think they want to beat us everytime they line up, but is the calendar circled for this game? Do they seem to hate us. I haven't been in the area for many years. Just wondering if this a one sided hate fest that we have lost time and time again. To me the real question is does Iowa consider Nebraska a rival. The past is the past, means absolutely nothing going forward. My guess is they think of us as more of an ahole neighbor. I don't think we have proven in the last 20 years we are a rival to anyone. Win some games, get out of t
  7. Well if it came to an end, maybe they could put real seats in and make 20th century restrooms. Do something for the fans rather than just a 17 year old that thinks he owns the world because he can play a game. Tail is wagging the dog. I keep sending money, have been my whole life, but can't convince my kid to do it. He won't even watch football anymore. When this sucker croaks so does the family donation I guess. Depending on the success of the vaccine, next year could be tough. A lot of those season tickets are held by people with blue hair. When they quit the st
  8. The most important message of the weekend for sure.
  9. What I see is, we don't recruit QB's. We recruit running backs that can throw the ball. Not pass the ball. I watch Division two QB's that hit receivers on the numbers on crossing routes, lead them on deep routes. I see our QB's throwing passes that the receiver has to stop and turn around and wait in the route. Or so under thrown. This is not development, this is failure to recruit true QB talent. Still say it and have for many years, this is not just a coaching problem, it is a talent problem caused by poor recruiting, or evaluation. I am beginning to think that this is
  10. Things are bad, I am going to look at a 1955 De Soto Fire Flite to restore. Has to be more fun than watching this.
  11. When the team shows the intimidation factor of the black shirt history, I will worry about them. Just because you are first team defense currently does not measure up to being a black shirt in my thinking. You guys will argue over anything. Now put your masks back on and go to the basement.
  12. I heard last night that the Michigan Governor shut down all amateur athletics in Michigan. Will that include the college level athletics?
  13. Easy for outsiders to decide who was the better player I guess. But this is football, not a beauty contest. Which one displayed the heart of a Husker, which that of a problem child. Which helped on the field and in every game, which missed games for no apparent reason. Only one answer. Primadonas destroy teams, coaches that allow them are just as guilty.
  14. The turd that just won't flush.
  15. Where has 84 gone. I know he has different ideas than the gods of this site. Has he been banned?
  16. Honestly they were the last time he was there.
  17. Eventually this type of conference will happen. It makes the playoffs much easier and more meaningful. But this has been talked about for a few years now. Nothing new here.
  18. A lot of Nebraska fans would love to go back to the Big 8. Some the Big 12. Personally, I have been to every stadium in the Big 12 for quite a few games. I have never attended a Big 10 game, other than Nebraska home games. I would prefer for the history of the program, to be playing teams we have long time rivalries with. Financially the Big 10 made sense. Are we truly part of the Big 10? I don't think we really ever have been. We as a fan base talked a lot of crap about the Big 10 for years. Then we joined and we were going to show them what real football was. Again a lot of talk.
  19. Good to see you back BRI. Missed you around here.
  20. Maybe they were Nebraska girls, doing their best for a win.
  21. I ride a lot in wilderness areas. I actually live next to one. Have ran into a mountain lion, missed it by about 20 foot. Sliding at her at a high rate of speed, and yelling like heck, it took off like a shot. Also nearly hit a bear cub at night, missed it by about a foot. Quit riding at night alone after that one. Appreciate the info on how to read her actions. I saw mine for about 10 seconds. We have a group of them living around are small community. They have become quite brave, and I think hungry. Fires have destroyed so much of their habitat. They come into town an
  22. Alert, non Nebraska football related. After watch the video I am far more concerned about this. Crazy stuff happens in Utah and Arizona. Camping there for four days. Headed out Thursday morning. Trying to grow eyes in the back of my head!!!!!!
  23. So in other words, you are tired of the losing, expect them and have moved on already. We're saying the same thing. Will it destroy my day, not a chance, as it used to. Will I be sad about the loss, of course, but Nebraska football does not mean the same things it used to. And as others have said I am hoping Coach Frost returns us to being respectable. I have never expected championships or wins. Just to be competitive in every game. I know Osborne wasn't in every game, but we did expect that.
  24. I would rather see us become relevant in the West before we added more road blocks. Two more losses a year is not something this program can stand. We have one chance at getting back to meaning football and that is Coach Frost. If he doesn't make it, we will never be competitive in the West let alone the conference as it stands today. Wishing and a hoping is not the answer.
  25. We will see a week from now I guess. No one hope's I am wrong more than me. Next Saturday I have a 33 mile mountain bike ride in one of the most beautiful places on earth, I am going to enjoy it and not even concern myself with football. Pretty sure I won't have internet access until Monday. I will come back and eat crow, and happily do so. But if past history is an indicator of how much improvement we make, I doubt many are going to be happy a week from Sunday.
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